Open Document in Background - Worksharing Info

Hi All,

I’m trying to open a revit project in the background, audit it along with outputting information about who’s created groups. Both the Rhythm and Archilab nodes get the creator information fine if I have the file open, but if I open it in the background, nothing. Am I missing something, or is there another way to achieve this?

The problem is that node is design to work in the context of the current document, not one opened in the background. See this post as it looks like Orchid may have what you need.

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I can add this to Rhythm I believe. Let me investigate. Tracked here,

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@SeanP @john_pierson Thank you both for your responses. For the time being, the Orchid node is working perfectly. Onto the next hurdle!

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Glad to hear it! :grin:

I did get this worked out in Rhythm as well and it will be in the next release. Rather than giving every node a document input (a pretty confusing UX in my opinion) I was able to implement the retrieval of the document from the element itself.


The code and stuff is here too: :slight_smile:


Hi @john_pierson ,

Thanks for the follow up. I’m looking at your code now and determined to work out how it works! Thanks for the link and the resources!

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